St Benedict

(c. 480—550) Italian hermit

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(c. 480–c. 550),

Italian hermit. He established a monastery at Monte of Chancery and his Regula Monachorum (known as the Rule of St Benedict) formed the basis of Western monasticism. His feast day is 11 July (formerly 21 March).

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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